Gidea Park Open Meeting

27 March 2017 19:30 – 21:30
Location: Friedns Meeting House, Balgores Crescent 7, Romford, England

Calum 5 Years

Kareem 11 Years

Kevin 12 Years

Richard 5 Years

Tennis Rob 9 Years

Rob 4 Years

Ryan 7 Years

Thelma 10 Years

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Open MeetingsCelebrate Recovery

Open Meetings are unlike any other GA Meeting.  

These meetings are where compulsive gamblers come together with their family and friends to celebrate a period of abstinence from gambling.  Most meeting venues will host an open meeting once or twice per year and compulsive gamblers that have achieved a year, or number of years abstinence from gambling since the last open meeting will recieve recognitions and a medallion showing the number of years of abstinence.

During these events the compulsive gambler will usually talk through their experience of the last year or years and explain the effect of gambling on their life and the benefits they have received through abstinence from gambling.

These are often emotional events and are an amazing experience for both the compulsive gambler and their family and friends.



Below is a list of upcoming Open Meetings

Upcoming Open Meetings

25 Jul 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Church Street, Enfield,EN2 6AN, England, United Kingdom

27 Jul 2017 19:00 – 21:30
Dentons Green Lane 32-40, Denton's Green, England, United Kingdom

27 Jul 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Friends Meeting House, Cuttys Lane, Stevenage, SG1 1UO, England, United Kingdom

27 Jul 2017 20:00 – 21:30
West Croydon Baptist Church, Whitehorse Road, Croydon, CR0 2JH, England, United Kingdom

27 Jul 2017 20:00 – 22:30
All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 6QG, England, United Kingdom

31 Jul 2017 19:30 – 21:30
Hallgate House, Hallgate, Wigan, England, WN1 1HP, United Kingdom

07 Aug 2017 19:30 – 22:00
Friends Meeting House, 9 Balgores Lane, Romford, RM2 5JS, England, United Kingdom

07 Aug 2017 20:00 – 21:30
All Saints Church, Stansted Road, Hockerill, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2DY, England, United Kingdom

09 Aug 2017 20:00 – 22:00
St. Nicholas Church, High Street, Strood, Rochester, ME2 4TR, England, United Kingdom

31 Aug 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Friends Meeting House, Cuttys Lane, Stevenage, SG1 1UP, England, United Kingdom

06 Sep 2017 20:00 – 22:00
St Michaels Church, Main Road, Gidea Park, Romford, RM2 5EL, England, United Kingdom

12 Sep 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Loughton Baptist Church, 90 High Road, Loughton, IG10 4QU, England, United Kingdom

21 Sep 2017 20:00 – 22:00
United Reformed Church , New Road, Brentwood,CM14 4GD, England, United Kingdom

16 Nov 2017 20:00 – 22:30
Luton Central Baptist Church, 52a Church Street, Luton, LU1 3ET, England, United Kingdom

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Are you a compulsive gambler?

Are you a compulsive gambler ?

Answer all 20 questions in your own honesty

Q1: Do you lose time from work or school due to gambling?
Q2: Is gambling making your home life unhappy?
Q3: Is gambling affecting your reputation?
Q4: Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
Q5: Do you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
Q6: Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
Q7: After losing do you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
Q8: After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
Q9: Do you often gamble until your last pound has gone?
Q10: Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
Q11: Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
Q12: Are you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?
Q13: Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of your family?
Q14: Do you gamble longer than you had planned?
Q15: Do you ever gamble to escape worry or trouble?
Q16: Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
Q17: Does gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
Q18: Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create an urge within you to gamble?
Q19: Do you have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
Q20: Have you ever considered self-destruction as a result of your gambling?

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